Alright.  Well.  So.  It seems as though we’ve (mostly) accepted that Change Happens.  It just does.  It just is.

             Now that this stumbling block is behind us (or we’ve scrambled over it, whateves), it appears as though the Universe needs to keep us paying attention.  Be on our toes!

             The message that I woke up with today has to do with a bit of a call-back to yesterday.  (And then, so did the daily draw, when I flipped that over.)

Honour, but don’t be distracted.

             There were images that went with this idea, and they were all about what happens when we don’t respect the old and well-loved.  Turning instead, for the new and shiny.

             It’s a caution.  Being aware of/telling the difference between what constitutes a real change for our advancement, and what’s just a passing fancy with no substance.  We must look with those honest eyes, and see what is to be held, and what is to be released.

             On our card altar, we have a suggested way of doing precisely that.

oracle cards, stand tall

“Stand Firm  ~

I am noble, brave, and strong.

Card meaning:

Stand up for yourself and don’t back down.  Stand up for those who can’t protect themselves.  Believe in yourself, and hold firm to what you know to be true.

You are a force for good.

The Universe wants you to know:

There are times to step down and times to negotiate, but this situation doesn’t pertain to those.  You need to hold high the banner of truth, grace, and compassion.

Honor your values without denying the values of others.   Remember what is truly important in life, and let go of everything else.

Questions to ask yourself:

Is this the time for me to stand my ground?  Whom or what do I need to face with strength and fortitude?  What might be blocking me from standing firm?


I am noble, brave, and strong.”

Today’s Deck:

Gateway Oracle Cards by Denise Linn

Today’s Sharing:

is this view from what will be the country’s biggest covered and lit skate park, once it’s all done being built.  (Yeah, right here in River City, I was surprised by this information, too.)

eugene's skate park, largest covered and lit skate park in the country

             The entire (structure? project?) arrangement is underneath a very large bridge that spans the Willamette River and connects downtown to all other parts of the city to the north.  It’s impressive, that’s for sure.

5 thoughts on “Seeing From The Honesty Angle

  1. I am noble, brave and strong, and I stand for good. What a great affirmation that is. And a great reminder that new and improved isn’t always better. Good to ponder.

    And the skate park looks great; we drove by the other day on our way for more free wood chips for the yard.

    I’d read about it but hadn’t been by yet. If I was a skater I would be very antsy for it to be done!

    10:50 p.m.

  2. “I am noble, brave, and strong.” Ok, maybe, yaawwnn, when the caffeine kicks in… 🙂

    A skating rink – under a large bridge – in earthquake country. Ummmm, am I the only one questioning the wisdom of this? I mean, granted, you”re not as bad as Calif.; but you’re still in the ‘ring of fire’ zone. Or am I just being paranoid?

    Not a skating rink, a skate park for boards. And no, we’re not really in earthquake country, any more than any one on the entire planet is. Also? Pretty much every structure built in this state (pre 1960s or so) has been retrofitted for tectonic movement by now. Bridges were first.

    10:52 p.m.

  3. Robin, the earthquakes we do get in the PNW are generally pretty low-level (except for Alaska, but that’s separate). And I’ll bet the overpass structure is earthquake-rated. If a quake big enough to knock down that structure hits, it probably won’t matter where someone is. But then, I grew up on the west coast, so I’m probably a bit casual about it all. 🙂

    Noble, strong, and brave. Okay. Sure. Will that help me get out of bed earlier? Because I’d like to be able to get myself out of bed before noon.

    Why would you need to be out of bed by noon? 😕

    10:54 p.m.

    1. I spent the first 11 years of my life in southern CA. I think you just get used to the little ones happening. I remember a camping trip in the mountains with Girl Scouts, we were all playing some kind of running game when a quake hit. It was just enough to move the concrete campsite stove about 4 inches and make us stagger somewhat as we ran. We thought it was hilarious. Until those huge foot long pine cones started dropping out of the trees. Fortunately there was a wooden structure for us to get under.

      The largest quake I lived through was “the quake of ’71”. (I find it hilarious to hear it referred to as that in movies.) It was 6.6 on the Richter scale and damned scary. There was shit flying off the walls and stuff falling over and it was not so funny. I can not ever do that again and be just fine with it. 🙂

  4. I have to constantly remind myself to focus and not become distracted by the new shiny. Because there will always be a new shiny. 😉

    Exactly, there always will be.

    10:55 p.m.

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